1995. Hong Kong. Dir: Wong Kar-wai. With Leon Lai. 99 min.
A hit man and his business partner. A mute delinquent and his father. Wong delves into the turbulent side of Hong Kong life while paying homage to gangster flicks. Like Chungking Express and Happy Together, Angels boasts a killer soundtrack and career-defining work from cinematographer Christopher Doyle.
Tonight / 8 p.m. / Goldsmith Family Cinema / Free
Nina Stender ’16 writes in:
“The End of Hong Kong?” — a lecture and discussion with barrister, lecturer and scholar Alvin Cheung on the future of “One Country, Two Systems” in Hong Kong
Alvin Y.H. Cheung’s research interests include the implementation of “One Country, Two Systems” in Hong Kong and Macau, China’s approach to international law, and the relationship between trade policy and intellectual property. Alvin holds degrees from NYU (LL.M. in International Legal Studies, 2014) and Cambridge (M.A. 2011), and has worked in Hong Kong as a barrister and as a lecturer in Law & Public Affairs at Hong Kong Baptist University.
Alvin has written and presented extensively about Hong Kong for academic, specialist, and lay audiences. His writing has appeared in publications such as ICONnect, ChinaFile, the South China Morning Post, The Diplomat, Opinio Juris, World Policy Journal, and China Rights Forum (1, 2). He has also been quoted by Al-Jazeera, DPA, the Associated Press, and the Irish Times.
Supported by the Wesleyan International Relations Association, Hong Kong Students Association, and Wesleyan World Wednesdays
Date: Wednesday, February 24
Time: 5:30-6:30 PM (but come early ‘to grab some munchies’)
Place: PAC 002
From Nina Stender ’16:
Democracy’s future in Hong Kong, Taiwan and the PRC:
A presentation and guided discussion with Dr. Stephen Young, former US Consul General to Hong Kong and visiting professor in the College of East Asian Studies
Wed, Dec 2nd, 4:30pm
Munchies will be provided
Supported by the Wesleyan International Relations Association, the Hong Kong Students Association, and Wesleyan World Wednesdays
Date: Wednesday, December 2
Time: 4:30 – 5:30 PM
Place: PAC 002
Courtesy of Michael Leung ’15:
Come learn about how 15 year old Joshua Wong (leader of the Scholarism movement) and 17 year old Ma Jai challenged the presiding political apathy in Hong Kong. This timely documentary vividly illustrates the generation of young activists who are committed to creating a more democratic Hong Kong.
Director Matthew Torne will be present for post-screening Q&A.
Hong Kong’s youth are scarcely known for being political animals: little wonder, given the example set by their pragmatic elders. Doing well at school, finding a decent job and getting their hands on the latest iPhone tend to be higher priorities than politics. Yet a breed of young activists is challenging the presiding apathy, riding a wave of political activism that is sweeping the city.
Lessons in Dissent catapults the viewer on to the streets of Hong Kong and into the heart of the action: confronting the viewer with Hong Kong’s oppressive heat, stifling humidity and air thick with dissent. More information here.
Date: Friday, November 7 – today!
Time: 4:30pm – 6:30pm
Place: Powell Family Cinema, Center for Film Studies